Fall produce at your farmers’ market is now in full swing. Newly arrived persimmons and pomegranates color the market with their vibrant orange and red hues, winter squash offers shades of orange, yellow, and dark green and add a touch of fall, and mounds of bright green Brussels sprouts, lettuce, broccoli, and artichokes fill the [...]
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Fall fruit is beginning to appear at the farmers’ market, everything from apples and pears, to grapes, figs, persimmons, and pomegranates. There are still some sweet summer peaches and the ever-present strawberries, but they will gradually bow out in favor of autumn’s bounty.
Pears are especially nice this time of year. Pears [...]
The heat of August is upon us and that means it’s too hot to cook. A cool summer picnic under a shade tree or a barbecue with friends outdoors sounds inviting on a warm evening. That hot kitchen can be avoided altogether when you make delicious fresh and cool summer salads made with fresh fruits [...]
Summertime and the livin’ is easy, as they say. Take it easy with a stroll through the Concord Farmers’ Market and enjoy a visit with your farmers, your neighbors, and your friends. Listen to great music and pick out a bonanza of fabulous summer produce to toss on the grill for 4th of July and for all [...]
Ah, the glorious days of spring are soon to arrive, when we all come out into the sunshine, take a walk, and smell the fresh air. It’s the perfect time to visit the farmers’ market, meet your neighbors, talk to your farmers, and pick up some of the wonderful spring produce now arriving.
That famous harbinger [...]
It’s the time of year to think about those you love. Valentine’s Day is a day when we tell our loved ones how much we love them and that we wish them health and happiness, love and longevity. We can show our love by providing fresh fruits and veggies to keep them healthy, colorful fresh [...]
Can you believe that it’s 2012? Where did the past year go? Usually, when the new year rolls around we make a list of resolutions that eventually falls by the wayside as the months pass. This year, let’s make it simple. Keep that promise to yourself - resolve to visit your farmers’ market for fresh, healthy, and delicious [...]
‘Tis the season for holiday baking and cooking and there’s no better place to find interesting and tasty ingredients than your local farmers’ market. Freshness and quality are the first considerations and you won’t find better than here.
Fresh eggs, a baking necessity, are here from Great Valley Poultry, both brown and white. Sweet honey is [...]
What are your memories of autumn? Leaves turning bright colors? Bronze and gold chrysanthemum on the front porch? Piles of leaves on a crisp clear day? Scarecrows, hay rides, corn mazes—and family gatherings? Think about how many of your memories revolve around autumn’s bountiful fruits and vegetables. Pumpkins from Smith Family Farm and Enos Farms [...]
Get your taste buds ready! Our very own “Iron Chef” -style cooking challenge will be happening at the 3rd Annual Mayors’ Healthy Cook-off on Saturday, September 10 at Grove Park in Clayton! Come cheer for your city’s mayor and 19 other Contra Costa County mayors who will try their hand at cooking up a delicious [...]